Latest Toxicity Stories
The cancer-causing potential of fetal exposure to carcinogens can vary substantially, a recent study suggests, causing different types of problems much later in life depending on the stage of pregnancy when the fetus is exposed.
The search for a rapid, non-invasive way to determine whether people have been exposed to potentially toxic substances in their workplaces, homes and elsewhere in the environment has led scientists to a technology that literally takes a person's breath away.
University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist Edward Calabrese, whose career research shows that low doses of some chemicals and radiation are benign or even helpful, says he has uncovered evidence that one of the fathers of radiation genetics, Nobel Prize winner Hermann Muller, knowingly lied when he claimed in 1946 that there is no safe level of radiation exposure.
Baylor University environmental researchers have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals by using data from other similar chemicals.
ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) begins this week a health survey regarding diseases that may be associated with chemical exposures related to water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Leading Canadian health and environmental experts today issued a list of the top five ways parents can protect their children from toxic substances in and around the home.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A special-interest group consisting of the American Chemistry Council; the Chlorine Institute, Inc.; The Fertilizer Institute; and PPG Industries, Inc., filed a complaint before the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) seeking to halt implementation of enhanced safety measures applying to transportation of chlorine and other toxic and poisonous commodities on the Alabama Gulf Coast Railway (AGR) and other railroads operated by...
Topping the Forbes list of toxic cities in the US, Philadelphia comes out just ahead of Bakersfield and Fresno, California, according to a new study that looked at air and water quality in metropolitan areas.
HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP), today announced that the results of its initial screening efforts under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ToxCast program have been published in the scientific journal Toxicology.
Around one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish.
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